Free Syrian Army 'kills regime soldiers in Hama'

100 regime soldiers killed in Hama, according to opposition activist group

Free Syrian Army 'kills regime soldiers in Hama'

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Free Syrian Army has killed 100 regime soldiers and captured 15 in Syria's Hama province, according to opposition activists.

Free Syrian Army seized control of Murak town in Hama province and "neutralized" 100 Assad-regime soldiers including Hezbollah fighters, Sair el-Hamawi, a spokesman for opposition activist group the Hama Media Center, told Anadolu Agency on Saturday.

"The Army captured several tanks in town. Lots of military vehicles were demolished during clashes," Hamawi said.

Regime forces carried out air and ground operations after the Free Syrian Army took control of Hama's Murak town, he said.

Syria has been gripped by almost constant fighting since the regime launched a violent crackdown in response to anti-government protests in March 2011, triggering a conflict which has spiraled into a civil war.

The UN has stopped updating its death toll for the country due to difficulties in verifying casualties. At least 100,000 deaths were recorded in the last count in July 2013.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Temmuz 2014, 15:40